Q: How do I choose a Home Inspector?
A:Call up and ask about their credentials and experience. If for some reason you don't feel comfortable asking this of the inspector when speaking with them on the phone then how will you feel asking questions at the inspection. You must feel that the inspector is qualified, experienced and attentive of your needs.
Q: What will the inspection cover?
A: A thorough Inspection covers the structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing components.
|Items that are included in the Inspection are as follows:
- Roof & Flashings
- Retaining Walls
- Siding & Trim
- Driveways & Walks
- Doors & Windows
- Major Appliances
- Electrical System
- Water Heater
- Plumbing System
- Air Conditioning
Q: How long will the Inspection take?
A: Most Inspections take about three to four hours. These times may vary depending on the size, age & condition of the home.
Q: Should I be present during the Inspection?
A: We recommend that you be present at the site of the inspection, from start to finish.
Q: Why use our Services?
A:The purchase of a new home is one of the single most costly investments that a family will make. It is also important to know what YOU, as the primary investor, are getting for your money.
A home inspection is an excellent tool for you, the home buyer, to help determine not only the condition of the home, but to also help foresee any immediate unnecessary additional cost that may go unnoticed without the help of a home inspection. Home inspections are not a prediction of future performance, but can pinpoint existing problem areas.
Q: Why can't I have someone in my family who is very handy or a contractor, inspect my new home?
A:Although the person you are considering may be very skilled, they are not trained or experienced at professional home inspections. Professional home inspection is a unique skill. Professional inspectors get what we call an inspector's instinct for problems. That instinct takes extensive training and lots of experience doing inspections to develop. Many contractors, and other trades professionals hire a professional home inspector to inspect their homes when they make a purchase.
Q: What if I have questions after the inspection?
A:You can call us and discuss all the aspects of your new home whenever you like. Our service is a long-term investment.
Q: What type of report will I receive?
A: We provide type written reports formatted to the State Standards. The report will provide detailed commentary on the items inspected so you can make an informed decision.
Q: Why are some inspection fees more expensive than others?
A: Fees will vary widely among inspection services. Although the fee paid for an inspection is a consideration, other comparisons must be made to ensure you are obtaining the most comprehensive inspection for you dollar. We suspect the home you are purchasing is not the cheapest home, but rather a home that you feel represents good value. You should select your inspector the same way.